One Place Studies

One Place Studies GenealogyI am sure that all family historians have experienced the attachment to a particular parish where one’s ancestors lived. You become so engrossed with the people that you have meet in the parish registers and the census that it almost feels like you have lived there!

Some genealogists and local historians take research one step more and undertake a one place study researching the people of a community within the context of the place they live. Of course in this day and age of the internet there is a website and a society to bring together people who are undertaking such research,

The Society for One Place Studies is based at the Devon Heritage Centre and link to their website is below. There is a page explaining about the society, a blog and a list of where studies are being undertaken. The society is still in it’s early days having been established in June this year, but the site is well worth keeping an eye on.


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